I think a somewhat unique attribute of your avg Joe America is the willingness & ability to at times pay the premium for what is considered a quality value.
Ginger and I were on topic with our yarn discussion; you can go to any big discount store and get mass produced acrylic yarn in harsh, bright colors, or you can get the handspun yarns that Ginger and I were talking about, which are a joy to work with and yield unique finished products from talented hands like ours.
Last edited by Cold Warrior; 06-10-2008 at 09:00 AM.
Handmade is better sometimes, just as mass-produced is better sometimes. It depends on the product. When I buy yarn, I prefer the handspun, smaller-batch product. It's unique. If I buy a new car, I don't want it to have a hand-whittled, teak radiator. I want the parts of the car to be produced uniformly to standard specifications.
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